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Morning kiddies -<br><br>
No posting for me over NYD, but I was reading the thread. No run for me today. I ran a 4 mile race yesterday in less than ideal conditions - hilly and slushy. I had 1-2" of fresh snow on the ground when I left my house. By the time I got to the course, it had turned to rain. My time sucked, which should not bother me because of the conditions, but it does.<br><br>
I had planned 5 easy recovery miles today, but I have been dealing with some achilles tendonitis and I could barely walk to the alarm clock this AM. The acilles is one of the reasons I have been lacking in motivation lately - I had my back issues in late summer\fall, which are still at the nagging level, and now my achilles is bothering me, even with reduced mileage of late. Ironically, it is OK when I run, but after resting, and especially first thing in the AM, it hurts lots. So in the evenings, I spend time every night stretching out my back, my calves, and icing my achilles. One of the things I like about running is the simplicity of it, but with my evening routines, it is not as simple as it used to be.<br><br>
Sorry to be whiny and self centered.<br><br>
Lots of good races and runs over the holiday - Myron, Baggs, Pacer, etc. Hope you all have a great year of running ahead!
 

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Didn't run yesterday so today will be my first run of 2008.<br><br>
I have a personal training appointment this morning at my new gym to set up a workout plan. I'll run on the mill there after it's over.
 

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Morning, all. Ack, my right foot still kinda hurts after yesterday's 12.5 miles. I thought I was being smart by running in the crappy weather in my oldest shoes, but instead I may have done more harm than good. Oh well. I'm sure it'll be fine.<br><br>
Today I'll try to hit the gym for an easy TM run, with a little lifting thrown in. Might not be fun, though, since all the New Years Resolution people will be out in full force. The gym will be <b>crowded</b> for the next few weeks...
 

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One hour of cardio on tap for me today. So that will probably be a 3 mile run and the rest walking. I need to figure out a plan.....maybe later today
 

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Good Morning!!!!<br><br><b>Litchfield</b> and <b>GatorBob</b>, hope you guys are feeling better soon.<br><br>
The weather is awesome here today. It's in the 40's but really, really windy...I have no idea what to wear for my run. It'll be a tail wind out and into a 30MPH wind back. It's tempting to just have someone drop me off up North and to just run home with the wind to back the whole way.<br><br>
I only have tanks and shorts, I might get cold but it'll be fun. Holy temperature shifts, Batman!<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> If it's this cold here, it must be really cold for some of you all up North today, bundle up. It's pretty funny to see the insane amount of clothes people in South Fla. whip out for this weather.<br><br>
14 planned, so probably just around that give or take a little. I just made DH and myself some yummy pancakes so I've got to let those digest then i'm out of here.<br><br>
Have great runs today everyone!
 

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The wind chill today is 9<br>
and I suppose that's fine<br>
but I have to make a stand<br>
and draw a line in the sand<br><br><br>
no run today <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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morning! <img alt="wave.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif"><br><br>
not sure what's on the running plan for today, but I will run. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><span style="font-size:xx-small;">it may be <b>teh suck</b> trying to run after being on my feet all day in heels for the first time in 2 weeks, but I will do it!</span><br><br>
good runs to everyone today!
 

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<b>Maples</b>, I don't blame ya!<br><br>
I am taking my run indoors today. Not only is it cold and windy, but it's icy around here as well. I figure I can get in a nice 2-3 miles on the track then hit the cardio machines for a bit.
 

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C'mon - I ran 4 easy miles this morning when temp was 7 <i>below</i> zero! Garmin worked w/o any problem. Weights planned for my lunch hour.<br><br>
Hope <b>LH</b> and <b>Bob</b> are feeling better.<br><br>
Good runs/rests/cardio to all.
 

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I'm tossing around, 'try outside' (i got 2 also) or go to mom and dad's to use their treadmill. hank is going bug shit because he wants to go out and play but he's afraid of the wind... lots of talking from him...<br><br>
do you think its PF? have you tried the tennis ball? with that and stretching, i'm able to keep it manageable. not fine, but manageable. i've found the best time to stretch is after a run. ((((())))))
 

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I was going to suggest the same thing!!<br><br>
Good morning and Happy New Year, all. I haven't kept up at all over the past 5-6 days, so take whatever part of this you need:<br><br>
Congrats/Good luck/Happy day/Feel better soon/You'll get 'em next time/Way to go!/((( )))<br><br>
That should cover it. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Finished 2007 with 629.4 miles at an average pace of 8:36 per mile. I'm pretty psyched about that. My 2006 year-end total was 601.6 miles at 8:43 average pace. Go me. I'm also not nearly as blubbery as I expected to be; I gained only 2 pounds over the past month. *WHEW*
 

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Yea, I hate that. Er, I mean, good luck! <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
I've got some Achilles issues as well, the right foot. When I ran Monday, the first quarter mile felt like I was running on a badly bruised heel, basically. Not very pleasant. Took yesterday off. Today it's feeling really good, but who knows.<br><br>
Step-back recovery week this week. Then one more 50-mile week before taper. Training has gone a lot better than I feared it would, though I'm barely holding together. My right hip was not happy this weekend and is still not feeling good.<br><br>
Probably get out for 6 miles today. Actually, I may be forced to the treadmill. Got some good snow here yesterday and the trail might be too hazardous, especially with dodgey little injuries.
 

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"Blubbery" may be a stretch for you, Greek Goddess of Hawtness!<br><br>
So it's snowy and cold and windy today which means (drumroll please!) a snowy/cold/windy run @ lunch today! Actually, if it's slushy and sleeting, I could describe that as a <b>slutty</b> run right?<br><br>
Back @ work - took me almost 90 minutes to drive in today (normally 25-30 minutes). What a great way to come back to work! Oh well - I'll be in Florida in 10 days so that's good, and the crap weather only lasts 2-2.5 months here so I can make it through that.<br><br>
I found out the young kid that beat me in the 5 mile race yesterday is a co-worker's son...I've already insisted the kid be tested for performance-enhancing drugs and I've accused him of cutting the course, elbowing me out of the way, etc. 20 year old punk needs to respect his elders, like I did by allowing the 40 year old guy behind me to pass me in the final stretch (that's my story and I'm sticking to it - I was being POLITE, not weak!)
 

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A big <b>1</b> to that!<br><br>
So you're saying you mailed in the finish. Nice. <img alt="tongue5.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/tongue5.gif">
 

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Yeah, it's about 25 here, sunny, and windy. I've got 14 on the plan, I may cut that down to 13 due to the routes that are available to me tonight when I run from the running store after work.<br><br>
I guess it's good timing, I had a Fedex in my chair when I got into my office, open it up, it's a new pair of tights that I ordered on a closeout deal! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"> Can't beat $30 and with this weather, i'm going to need them.
 

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If you start feeling cold, kick up the pace <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Only prob is running into that wind on the second half ...the sweat might make you a bit too cold. Good luck and have fun w/the cooler temps!<br><br>
OK today is the day I get back into the groove of things. I've been all wonky since the NYC Marathon and want to get back on track. Going to make some schedule decisions and get in a 6 miler this evening followed by yoga.
 

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I've got 8miles on my platter today - I might cut it back - too much shite to do here and I have to get home to meet a contractor to fix a #%^&#@ leak over 2 of my windows. Don't ever have painters (who advertise that they also do carpentry) actually <span style="text-decoration:underline;">do</span> the carpentry. Maybe I should read their sign again - it prolly reads 'crapentry'.<br>
jerks.<br>
I think I'm gonna run angry today.<br><br>
Looks like there's a whole lot of healing needed out there. You guys take care of yourselves please.<br><br>
I found that a quick (~3 second) dip in the ocean yesterday worked as well as a 15 minute ice bath. I did a shallow dive but still wound up with a mouth full of sand. Gak.<br><br>
Cheers
 
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